Weather latest: Tipperary County Council resumes gritting and salting main routes

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Weather latest: Tipperary County Council resumes gritting and salting main routes

Snow was still falling in Nenagh this lunchtime

Tipperary County Council's Severe Weather Management Team convened today at 12 noon and will be in contact throughout the next 12 hours.

Heavy snowfall persists throughout the county today with a minimum of 4 inches (10cm) everywhere with up to 8 inches (20cm) in many areas. Snow is heavier where drifting occurs.

The council is reminding people that the Status Red weather alert for Tipperary remains active and is valid until 6pm today Friday, March2.

Snow plough and salting operation crews have been activated on all priority routes since 9am and will continue until dark this evening.

However progress is very slow and little headway is being made.

The council is advising that all roads are still impassable. Extreme caution is advised and all unnecessary journeys should be avoided.

Weather conditions will continue to be monitored over the next 24 hours and other essential outdoor crews will be mobilised once weather conditions improve.

The council's Emergency Services are responding as deemed necessary.

Tipperary County Council's public offices remain closed until Monday, March 5, and the emergency contact number is being staffed by out of hours call management service, which will continue to take calls on 1890-923948.

The Council has thanked the public for not inundating our emergency contact number with routine maintenance queries at this time.